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Restoring Hardknott Forest

Wild About Cumbria: Hardknott Forest Regeneration

A new project is recruiting volunteers to help restore Hardknott Forest. Project Officer John Hodgson explains how you can get involved. The Duddon Valley is one of the more secluded of the Lake District’s valleys. It is also one of the most wooded; with it’s series of ancient oak woodlands which snake down the valley […]

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Cumbria Tackle

Tightlines with Cumbria Tackle

Photo: Cumbria Tackle – Chris Parry catches a smooth hound off the Whitehaven coast From coast to coarse, Paul Armstrong from Cumbria Tackle shares his fishing tips for the summer. West Cumbria has an incredibly diverse coast line that lends itself to some amazing fishing opportunities for either the novice or seasoned angler. Recently our […]

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Oak Tree Animals’ Charity: A Friend to Animals For Over 100 Years

For over 100 years, Oak Tree Animals’ Charity has been at the forefront of animal welfare and this fascinating history could soon go on display at their Wetheral site. On 9 June 1909 draughtsman and passionate animal welfare pioneer, Francis Cox, launched The National Equine Defence League. The aim was to improve the plight of […]

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Cuttlefish, as found in Beachy Head rMCZ. Credit: Alex Mustard/2020 Vision

New Conservation Campaign To Protect Wildlife At Sea

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is urging people in Cumbria to sign up to a new e-petition to help with the conservation of wildlife in several special sites in the Irish Sea. The charity is urging people to sign the new e-petition on International Mud Day (29 June), as several of the proposed conservation sites are important […]

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Snow Leopard

New Snow Leopard Cub Greets New Zoo Manager

Did your first week in a new job include wrangling a new litter of wriggling meerkats? Or observing a brand-new snow leopard cub? These were just some of the surprise arrivals facing Lakeland Wildlife Oasis‘ new manager, Jack Williams – and he couldn’t believe his luck. With fewer than 8,000 left in the wild, the […]

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Battle to protect Cumbria’s seas receives a boost

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is welcoming the possibility of 41 new Marine Conservation Zones. Wildlife in two of Cumbria’s marine areas could receive protection after the Government announced a consultation on 41 proposed Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) around the UK. Sites on the Solway Firth and West of Copeland are among the areas which will now go […]

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Random Acts of Wildness at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is challenging families to take part in as many Random Acts of Wildness as they can at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve on Saturday 16 June as part of 30 Days Wild. The free event, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, is part of the Big Wild Weekend, to mark the middle of the 30 Days Wild challenge. More than […]

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Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Wild about Cumbria: Meadows buzzing with life

Jody Ferguson from Cumbria Wildlife Trust explores some of the many species waiting to be discovered in the region’s meadows. Flower-rich meadows are a treat for the senses, full of colour, texture, and evocative scents. They’re brilliant for wildlife too, providing food for pollinating insects like bees and butterflies, a haven for mammals that nest, […]

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Eyecott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith

Become A Nature Detective This Half-Term

Become a nature detective this half term and see how many mini-beasts, flowers, birds, and mammals you can discover as you venture through the boggy and rocky terrain of Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith. The free family event on Wednesday 30th May (10:00am – 3:00pm) will be led by Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Cumbria Biodiversity […]

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The Advantages Of Neutering Your Pet

Oak Tree Animals’ Charity highlight the advantages of neutering your pet.   Did you know that one un-neutered female cat could potentially be responsible for up to 20,000 descendants within five years? Female cats can become pregnant as early as 4 months of age and can produce up to 18 kittens per year, the numbers soon […]

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